Re: disable seat belt chime

This is also the chime for key in ignition.
It's behind the left side of the dash. If it's the type I'm familiar with, it's got a rotating thingamabob inside that strikes two metal plates
and should be able to be unplugged. My best advice to see if you can get to it without disassembling anything is to open the door with the key in the ignition and start feeling around in the vicinity of the noise. You should muffle the noise if you grab it.
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| This is also the chime for key in ignition. | | It's behind the left side of the dash. If it's the type I'm familiar | with, it's got a rotating thingamabob inside that strikes two metal plates | and should be able to be unplugged. My best advice to see if you can get | to it without disassembling anything is to open the door with the key in | the ignition and start feeling around in the vicinity of the noise. You | should muffle the noise if you grab it. |
Wow. No wonder why they sound like chimes: they are chimes! In my Ford, the sound was electronic through a speaker. Will I find it in the same place on my 2000 Sonata?
I agree with Bob completely. I also want to start the engine before belting in, and don't want that ding-dong burned into my brain. Maybe there's a way to have the hammer hit a piece of dried cheese or beef jerkey instead of the bars; maybe I could go for a "thunk." It would also be better if there'd be a headlight reminder. My car's owner's manual has an error; it says that you can't lock the doors if you leave the key in the ignition switch. Oh, yes, you can!
Richard
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Speaking of chimes...the only non-maintenance and non-recall work done on my 2002 Elantra GT was to replace a broken relay that controls the darn seat belt chime. Basically, the chime was always on while the key was in ignition. It never turned off, even when I buckled up. I drove for a day before getting to the dealership, and I thought I would go nuts. It's an unbelievably effective torture. I was ready to sell my soul to anyone, cheap; fortunately, the work was covered by warranty. The dealer didn't have the relay in stock, so I begged them to disconnect the chime or give me a loaner. ;-)
la

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Well is is lot better then a mind rotting buzzer, that some cars use.

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Yes, it's in pretty much the same place. In fact, if you want pictures of where things are, webtech is an excellent resource. Use the ETM tab, bring up a schematic containing the item you wish to view, click on the "Component Location" link and select the item you wish to view from the list. Up will pop a (hopefully) nice picture.
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hyundaitech wrote:

Thanks everyone. I'll find and unplug it when I have some time this weekend.
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